Bing Thom Works

byBing ThomIntroduction byFumihiko Maki

June 20, 2011|
Bing Thom Works by Bing Thom
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A revealing look at the holistic, community-centred philosophy behind Bing Thom''s internationally acclaimed architecture.

Forgotten spaces, declining malls and sterilized neighborhoods seem like odd places to find inspiration. But it is these awkward places that have driven much of the work of Bing Thom Architects. This highly visual book outlines the recent work and thoughts of Bing Thom Architects (BTA), recently awarded firm of the year by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The book opens with a particular focus on BTA''s most recent project, the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. It takes the reader through the creative process, featuring detailed descriptions and illustrations of this beloved regional theatre''s transformation into what will be the second-largest performing arts centre in Washington.

Architects, urban planners and even those in the theatre community will all appreciate Bing Thom Works for its informal essays about how the firm approaches each of its projects as both a philosophical and a practical process. The essays are followed by seven well-illustrated examples of recent BTA projects, ranging from an intimate single-family dwelling to a large-scale urban intervention, that have changed their communities.

Bing Thom was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver as a child. He studied architecture at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. Early in his career he worked with Arthur Erickson, where he oversaw projects such as the Robson Square courthouse complex in Vancouver and Roy Thomson Hall in...
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Title:Bing Thom WorksFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.7 inPublished:20 juin 2011Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553655893

ISBN - 13:9781553655893

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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